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NH: New Marriage Bill Vote Tomorrow

Tomorrow New Hampshire’s legislature will vote on the amended marriage equality bill requested by Gov. John Lynch. The New Hampshire Senate will hold another hearing today to try and tackle a crucial amendment to the same-sex marriage bill. It’s one Governor John Lynch says must be adopted in order for him to sign it. Currently the bill allows churches to …

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Cuba Sees First Gay Pride Parade

Yesterday Cuba celebrated the International Day Against Homophobia as Fidel Castro’s niece led revelers on a raucous conga-line through Havana. Cuban President Raul Castro’s daughter led thousands of citizens in a street dance in central Havana on Saturday to promote gay rights. Cuban Sex Education Center director Mariela Castro kicked off a programme of events promoting respect for freedom of …

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Elmo Supports Marriage Equality

Somehow I failed to get any photos of JMG reader favorite Eric Leven at either of yesterday’s rallies, so here’s a shot from Eric’s blog in which we learn that Elmo stands with us in thanking Gov. Paterson. Go to Eric’s blog for his thoughtful recounting of a trying and joyous day.

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Noted Activist Rodger McFarlane Dies

Rodger McFarlane, the noted activist and author whose work ranged from ACT-UP to Gay Men’s Health Crisis to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, has taken his own life in New Mexico due to failing health. McFarlane had been suffering great pain caused by heart and back problems. Most recently McFarlane was executive director of the Gill Foundation, a group which funds …

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June: NYC Public Library To Launch Gay Activism History Exhibition

To mark the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion, the New York Public Library will host the special exhibition, 1969: The Year of Gay Liberation, for the month of June. The exhibition features original photographs, pamphlets, police reports, newspapers, and letters. Included are materials relating to activist groups formed between 1969-1970 such as Gay Liberation Front, the Radicalesbians, Gay Activists …

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This Week In Holy Crimes

Over the last seven days….. West Virginia: Pastor Sandy Martin Cook sentenced to 20 – 60 years in prison for child molestation.Alabama: Youth Pastor Charles Miller pleads guilty to possession of child pornography, may get 15 years in prison.Connecticut: Pastor Vernitt Hoheb charged with sexual assault on 16 year-old parishioner.Massachusetts: Pastor Ana Paula Almeida charged with rape of 13 year-old. …

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